Tag Archives: Philosophy

Some thoughts on “systemized knowledge”, with remarks about the “dilemma of the word” and becoming wordless

Here’s a thought I had: As I reflect on much of my life, especially since about 1990, its clear that much of it has been a rebellion against what I call “systemized knowledge”.  QUALITIES “Systemized knowledge” consists of these qualities: … Continue reading

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Some speculations on music, harmony, speech, and communication

Here are some thoughts I had: Some thoughts on music Orchestration has always fascinated me.  I have always loved to hear symphonic music and listen to the interplay of instruments and how they manipulate them to achieve certain effects.  I’ve … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the ‘tip over” – humor, the weird, insight, and “doing”

I wrote most of this many years ago.  I think its interesting enough to record: Recently, I have been speaking of something which I called the “tip over”.  Originally, I used in the context of humor but I began to realize … Continue reading

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Thoughts on writing 900 articles . . . reflections on the 10th anniversary of this blog

This is my 900th article in this blog. Its also the 10th anniversary of this blog.  As a result of this, I have reflected a lot on blog writing.  I have thought a lot on what I should write on … Continue reading

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Thoughts on some aspects of opinion – the enigma of opinion and the problem of words, with remarks about the “stance toward words” and beingness

Here are some more thoughts on opinion that I had which build upon things I’ve previously said: Recently, I have been emphasizing that opinion is really any mental fabrication.  In this way, “opinion” and “mental fabrication” are really the same … Continue reading

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Thoughts on knowledge, opinions, and interpretations – the “systemizing of opinion”, the “learning derby”, personal relevance, opinion as in-the-real-world phenomena, etc.

Here are some thoughts I had: AN ILLUSION OF TRUTH – THE “SYSTEMIZATION OF OPINION” It seems, to me, that most of what is called “knowledge” is nothing but opinion.  That means that all the studies and research are just … Continue reading

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Thoughts on on my reaction to social hysteria, with remarks about the self and other things

Recently, I had some thoughts which led on to some interesting things: The effects of social hysteria is something that “crept” upon me unaware.  I never really thought that much about it and never viewed myself as displaying it.  But … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the “modern cult”: the “progress cult” and “freedom cult” – some effects of Christianity and neoclassicism

I found this article I wrote in 2010 that is quite interesting (I had to work on it a bit to finish it up).  It involves ideas that I forgot about but some of which I have developed and written … Continue reading

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Thoughts on relaxation . . . to rejuvenation . . . to contemplation

Here’s a thought I had: I have been putting great emphasis on relaxing recently.  I feel that it is very important and healthy and can lead to deeper things.  Because of this, I tend to have certain viewpoints about it … Continue reading

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Thoughts on “self-honor” and the “instinct of being a person-in-the-world”

In a previous article I spoke of what I called “self-honor” (see Thoughts on the “defeated people syndrome” – the effects of being defeated).  This is one of the terms I came up with “on the spur of the moment”.  Though I … Continue reading

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